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65 yr old has sudden numbness and dizziness in head

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My question is about sudden numbness and dizziness in head. My father is a 65 year old, and a patient of Type-2 Diabetes, Hyper-tension and Neuropathy as well. Recently, he has been complaining about a strange feeling in his head that comes and goes randomly throughout the day. He says that his head gets numb suddenly and feels like the head is not there along with dizziness and sweating. We checked BP, it was elevated so our doctor increased the doze of BP meds. He also gave a medication for nerves which is basically a vitamin complex of B1, B6 and B12. He said that it could be due to nerves. But this increased doze had no effect and that condition came back unchanged.

So my question is that is it related to something that is being overlooked, like an ear infection or Labyrinthitis, or any other thing?

He had an ECG which came back normal, Lipid profile is also within range, Normal Creatinine levels. HbA1c was 6.5%, and electrolytes profile were also within normal ranges.

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replied July 28th, 2014
Diabetes Answer A48536
Thank you for asking
It is central vertigo induced by hypertension. It will resolve.antivert till then . betahistines can also try. Avoid salt intake to minimum possible.good thing all labs clear.just control hypertension and take care. Symptomatic treatment for vertigo diet and lifestyle with medicine compliance for hypertension.will resolve in a week.
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